Work in Progress: Mapping the Honors Thesis with Hannah Breshears


Honors architectural studies and history double major Hannah Breshears chronicles her personal thesis timeline, from spark to finish in the first ever Honors College info graphic.

If you’re new to the Honors College, or even an older student just starting your own research process, the timeline for producing an honors thesis might be a bit of an enigma. You should know by now that starting sooner is ALWAYS better, but the ins and outs of production, submission, and publication vary widely by department. This info graphic can give you an idea of one student’s process, but the honors director for your specific college will be much more helpful when it’s time to structure your own timeline.

When I applied to the Honors College, I had dreams of lab work and medical school, fully convinced that I would be a successful ophthalmologist by age 30. One tour of the Fay Jones School of Architecture changed my mind. Granted, I was 17 at the time and like most teenagers had little idea of what I actually enjoyed doing beyond the basic high school curriculum. Four years of college later, my love of urbanism and planning is pushing me toward graduate school, thanks in part to the work I’ve done in my own honors thesis.

This info graphic chronicles the inspiration for my project, search for funding, and the first fruits of my labor —conference invitations and potential publication opportunities that could help jumpstart my career. The Honors College has graciously supported my study abroad and research endeavors over the past few years, and I’d like to extend a hearty thank you its staff and donors. I couldn’t have done it without you.


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